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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

NYC Adventures..............

I thought I would share a few pictures and memories from our trip to NYC. I forgot my camera and Paul had lost his small camera so we had to buy a camera and didn't do so until midway thru the trip. So typical of us. You know, once you don't have kids to take pictures of it's just not as important (or fun I might add!) But here are a few!

Paul and I took the subway to Brooklyn and walked back across the Brooklyn bridge which spit us out into lower Manhatten.




The Statue of Liberty via the Staten Island Ferry. After the ferry we walked forever thru China Town and ended up at Katz's Deli which we found out about thru Man vs. Food on the travel channel. And yes, the pastrami on rye is as good as they said it would be! It's also the place where the famous scene in 'When Harry Met Sally' happened. We didn't know this until we arrived! It's an interesting place. Very busy and lots of men behind the counter and their only job is to carve meat and yell at the customers. Paul so got yelled at! It's the most frantic place I've ever been. Men with butcher knives yelling at you, these little ticket things you have to hold onto and give to them and then they have to give them back and if you don't have yours when you go to leave you don't get to leave. For reals. Somehow we survived with our two tickets in hand and a belly full of delicious pastrami.







We went to Harlem two different times. The second time we went pretty far into Harlem and went to another Man vs. Food place called Sylvias. Sylvia moved to Harlem and worked in a restaurant and then the owners offered for her to buy it. Her parents mortgaged their farm so she could buy it and the rest is history! It's such a nothing looking place from the outside. We actually thought it might be closed. We saw it was open and went inside to a very nice place. We ordered the famous southern deep fried chicken and it was spectacular! And the cornbread................well there are no words to describe that! Sylvia was sitting at a table just watching customers come and go. I recognized her so on our way out we stopped and chatted with her. Total humble woman - thankful we came to her place - it was truly a great experience. I loved Harlem.




This is a picture of us just really enjoying our time together. I need to thank Paul for a wonderful trip. To have him all to myself is quite a treat. He turned his phone off and that was pretty much it the whole week! Paul is one of the most thoughtful people I know. I know it seems as tho it's because he takes me on trips(tho this doesn't hurt any!) but really it's just because he's always thinking of me before him. What a wonderful quality in a husband. He was so excited to have me experience the US Open - this was a total bucket list moment for me. He was so excited to have me go to Broadway shows. I feel cherished. So thank you Chito for being my best friend and the best person I know! In all ways..........




Here is a list of some of my favorite moments:

1. Flushing Meadows.......
2. In The Heights.........
3. Sitting courtside within about 10 feet of the US Open players and watching the ball go by us at 130 miles/hour.....
4. Dallas BBQ salad at midnight...........
5. John Travolta.............
6. The Gospel choir by the Apollo theater........
7. Walking the streets of Manhatten at 1 am.......
8. Thinking the rat was a squirrel in the subway.....(other than the tail looking a bit different it was totally the same size as the squirrels on our mountain and it lopes the same as well.......)
9. Cupcakes and cokes................
10. Central Park
11. The obsession with the pedometer........we walked 28 miles!
I could continue on with this list forever..............

Thanks for the memories........

9 comments:

Mamaappah said...

Sounds like a great time for the two of you. Looks like some fun memories were made.

jacque said...

Love your list...brings back fun memories of visiting Shauna. I would love to hear your take on In the Heights...I'm obsessed! I love that you found the Man vs. Food places. It always makes eating that much more interesting when you already know a little about it.

natalie said...

Sound like you had a great trip. I don't think NYC could be a bad trip anyways though! In the Heights.... LOVE IT. Seriously, join the family obsession. And I was in my badminton class and it reminded me that you were at the US open. What a great experience. I would love to go to a major sporting event. It's on my bucket list, now I just have to accomplish it! :)

Summer said...

What an amazing trip! I'm so jealous of all of the fun things you got to do. I'm so glad that you were able to have Dad all to yourself! Can't wait to get those soundtracks from you!

nic and allison said...

Loved hearing of your adventures in NYC...you weren't as corrupted as much as you thought you were. haha So happy you had a wonderful time with dad. You 2 do know how to have a good time! :)

mom-jayne said...

I want to go...NOW. I don't think I'll ever tire of that place or even hearing of others adventures in "the City"..glad you had a great time. You deserve it.

Rachel Garcia said...

Yea for having Paul for a whole week all to yourself. I can't imagine a better vaca than to be with the one you love. Regardless of location!

J.J. said...

Oh, this makes me miss NYC! What a wonderful husband you have. Sounds like so much fun! By the way, did you know that before they had any kind of meetinghouse in Harlem, the Harlem Branch would meet at Sylvia's for Sunday meetings? Pretty cool.

suzanne said...

JJ, I didn't know that. It makes it an even greater place in my eyes! I thought of you often and told Paul about how you would try to get a cab when you were moving - hide your stuff around the corner so the cabbie would pick you up! Love NYC! Love being home and living on the mountain!